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Ender’s Game

Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Princess Dalek

We’ve seen Princess Vader, now it’s time to meet Princess Dalek. EXTERMI-AWWWWW. (via Fashionably Geek

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Things We Saw Today: The Grumpy Catbus

Timothy Doyle created this memetic Miyazaki mashup masterpiece for an upcoming Lil Bub gallery show at Spoke Art. (io9)

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Things We Saw Today: Michonne The Vampire Queen

Somehow artists Mike Vasquez and Joe Hogan have managed to make the Land of Ooo even more post-apocalyptic with their Adventure Time and The Walking Dead mashup illustration. Vasquez and Hogan have also drawn Star Wars and Deadpool illustrations with the likes of Treetrunks as Yoda and Finn as Deadpool. (via So Geek Chic)

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Things We Saw Today: Hey, People at SDCC. Buy Us Some Direwolf Plushies.

Yes, but do any of these SDCC-exclusive stuffed direwolves [Game of Thrones season three finale spoiler] have a detachable head? Head to io9 for Factory Entertainment’s three-eyed-crow and dragon egg plushies.

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Comic-Con 2013: While You Were Sleeping, Part 1

Sometimes you can’t check Twitter because you’re eating, or sleeping, or watching Netflix, or having strange dreams about being on the Voyager crew, so here’s a round-up of some of the best announcements, pictures, and happenings from the first day of San Diego Comic Con 2013. Hit the jump for info on Kelly Sue DeConnick‘s new ongoing series, photos from X-Men: Days of Future Past, and Benedict Cumberbatch!

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Things We Saw Today: You Must Be Security Level 7 To View This Agents of SHIELD Comic Con Teaser Poster

As you wait for the San Diego Comic Con Agents of SHIELD panel on Friday, enjoy this new image, which gives away just about as much as the word “classified” would lead us to believe. By the way, did you see the featurette we posted earlier today?(via SuperHero Hype)

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Meanwhile...

UPDATED: Lionsgate Attempts To Distance Themselves From Orson Scott Card Before Ender’s Game Hits Theaters

Lionsgate has issued an official statement to distance themselves from Orson Scott Card, the creator whose book their new movie Ender’s Game is based on. 

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Thank You?

Orson Scott Card Responds to Call for Ender’s Game Boycott

This is not a good year to be a company whose high-profile Orson Scott Card-affiliated project is coming to fruition. And this past month was not particularly a good one for folks who’ve been on the board of the U.S.’s biggest national anti-marriage equality lobbying group since 2009. The ethics of enjoying content related to or produced by someone who shares political views you are opposed can be uncomfortable enough without the added conflict of active participation and monetary support at very senior and organized levels of a powerful organization working at cross purposes to your political views. Summit Entertainment has been rumored to already be nervous about the backlash against its summer blockbuster Ender’s Game, based on Card’s seminal YA science fiction novel of the same name, and it’s hard not to see some studio pressure behind Card’s response (it cannot be called an apology) to well worded calls for a boycott of the movie.

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Oh Hollywood

Summit Entertainment Execs Suddenly Worried About the Orson Scott Card Part of Making an Orson Scott Card Adaptation

Orson Scott Card and his work (both in fiction and as a board member of the anti-gay National Organization for Marriage) have been at the center of a brewing controversy in the comics industry, ever since DC’s recent announcement that he’d be one of the writers on a digital-first Superman anthology. And unlike most comics controversies, this one is actually reaching the occasional mainstream news outlet, a fact which has not gone unnoticed by executives at the company in charge of a big-budget adaptation of Card’s Ender’s Game, Summit Entertainment, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Things We Saw Today: The First Picture From the Third Hobbit Movie (Seriously)

Featuring Legolas and Bard. I hope I don’t have to explain which one is which. The side effects of filming things simultaneously, ladies and gentlemen. (Blastr)

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